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Monday, 26 August 2013
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Steve P
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2:06 AM

mf what is the question?

It is easy for a DAB radio to time-synch a displayed clock from time signals it receives.

If it manages to make pips broadcast synch precisely as heard that is clever as it needs to know how much delay it is imposing to decode the signals into audio.

If you mean how is time corrected during broadcasts - probably just in chunks too small fdor you to notice or small enough that its decoder hides them.

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mike fisher
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7:49 PM
Droitwich

why is the radio retuning, reconfiguring , losing display, playing strange slow speech after the pips are broadcast and is quite often the wrong time !!!

Is it a software fault ?


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Monday, 2 September 2013
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ANDY SEAWARD
2:00 PM
Ventnor

When will Ventnor get DAB? For years we have had a sub-standard FM service and last year we gained a sub-standard Freeview Lite service which involves us now in using 4 sources to cover all we want to watch.

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Dave Lindsay
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2:28 PM

ANDY SEAWARD: The answer to your question may be within this document:

http://stakeholders.ofcom….pdf

Ventnor is listed as one of the sites for the BBC national DAB multiplex to achieve 97% coverage.

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michael
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7:35 PM

Ventnor : Oh dear, oh dear - why do we not understand that our Great Leaders have determined that all this is great progress. They would appear to have forgotten that Ventnor Radar played a great defense role in the Battle of Britain... Other swathes of our green and pleasant land can make no such claim to national valor, so cannot expect decent reception... Why do we persist in thinking that a steam-age wireless set (sic!) with a few knobs and extreme reliability provided us with greater listening pleasure than a digi-wonder requiring frequent battery replacement and oftentimes a roof-top aerial so as to receive a greater choice of sound-alike stations in varying audio quality ??? Some claim that we will all eventually get awesome DAB reception. May it be so !




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Steve P
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11:47 PM

Michael I think you are "the wrong sort of listener"

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Sunday, 8 December 2013
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charlo
4:51 PM

is there any prospect of DAB BBC Radio Scotland to be available in Dumfries?
it seems this station is not a national one but only classed as regional.

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:39 PM

charlo: In this sense, "national" means UK-wide. BBC Radio Scotland is added to each local radio DAB as they come on air.

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michael
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8:27 PM

Does that mean that Radio Scotland will only be available on commercial DAB multiplexes? I would have assumed that it would be on a main Scotland-wide multiplex, akin to Radio Wales and Radio Cymru.

I guess I might well qualify as "the wrong sort of listener" as I have the expectation that BBC local radio will, as now on AM/FM, be available on a domestic portable DAB radio when, as planned, the current AM/FM service is discontinued. Currently local DAB does not wiggle its way into our low-lying topography and there are, as yet, no published plans for a local commercial multiplex which would carry BBC local radio. There must be similar situations elsewhere, so I hope the planners will find a viable compromise allowing full coverage to continue - with FM / AM retained where necessary.

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Briantist
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8:42 PM

michael: You would have assumed wrong, as they say.

There is no Welsh DAB multiplex, and no Scottish DAB multiplex.

BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru are carried on the local radio DAB multiplexes in the relevant areas.

You are to be in an extended "Glasgow and SW Scotland" area as I understand it - http://stakeholders.ofcom….pdf

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